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Zilis, Milton Charles Found eternal peace on August 23, 2011. Milt was the beloved husband of Shir-Lee (nee Weiss) for 56 years. He was the dear father of Susan Cooney (Jay), Kevin (Linda), Patrick (Diana) and Michael (Erin); as well as the proud grandfather of Christopher (Jennifer), Megan, Ashley, Ryan, Caitlin, Matthew and Brian, and great- grandfather of Mya. Milt was born in Chicago and received degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. Milt was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served in the submarine service during the Korean conflict. He retired from Johnson Controls as vice president and general manager of the battery division. As a counselor at SCORE, he served as chairman for two years and secretary for several years. Milt gave much time to Lumen Christi Catholic Church, serving on the finance committee, as communion distributor and in conducting the Thursday morning prayer / communion service. He taught in the Milwaukee Literacy program for several years. Milt enjoyed playing golf and racquet ball, world travel with his wife, playing cards and cribbage and working puzzles. Most important to him was spending time with his family. Milt will always be remembered for his love, friendliness, quick smile and Irish wit. A light has gone out in the Zilis family. Visitation at LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2700 West Mequon Road, Mequon, WI will be on Friday, September 2, from 10 AM to the time of the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Entombment will be private. Memorials may be sent to Helping Hand of Lumen Christi Catholic Church (office), 11300 North St. James Lane, Mequon, WI 53092.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2011
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